This is not Terry Rozier‘s proudest moment.
First, he made the right play and tried to switch onto a cutting Richard Jefferson, but there was nothing anyone under 7-foot was going to do about the lob LeBron James threw — Jefferson showed he still has some hops and got up for the alley-oop slam over Rozier.
Jefferson then hung on the rim to avoid an awkward fall on Rozier and ended up swinging over him. Rozier took offense, seeing it as a showboat move, and threw the ball at Jefferson.
That was an automatic technical.
Rozier and the Celtics played the Cavaliers even through three quarters.
TORONTO (AP) — Point guard Brandon Jennings has signed with the Washington Wizards after being waived by the New York Knicks.
Jennings cleared waivers Wednesday and agreed to join Washington, which had a game at the Toronto Raptors at night.
He was let go by the Knicks on Monday, after signing a $5 million, one-year deal last offseason.
The Wizards made room for Jennings by waiving forward Danuel House, who has played only one minute all season because of injuries.
Jennings offers the Wizards some experience at the point to back up four-time All-Star John Wall, who is second in the NBA in assists, averaging 10.8.
In seven-plus NBA seasons with four teams, Jennings has averaged 14.8 points, 5.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds. He averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 assists in 25 minutes with New York this season, appearing in 58 games, with 11 starts.
It was Taco Tuesday, and the Kings’ Ty Lawson wanted to partake. He took to Instagram and asked fans for a “bomb taco spot in Sacramento.”
Then Wednesday this came out.
Hat tip to Bleacher Report for noticing this first.
I’d say this is funny, except anyone who has been sick after eating bad food knows it’s not funny when you’re the one curled up or racing to the bathroom.
Well, okay, this is a little funny. But I feel sorry for Lawson.
If he thought it was a joke, it wasn’t funny. Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, now playing in Israel, said this to a reporter to a question about a potential gay teammate.
“I’m going to shower across the street. Make sure my change of clothes are around the corner. And I’m going to drive … take a different route to the gym.”
Was he joking?
“I mean, there’s always a truth within a joke.”
That is not a joke, it’s homophobic. It’s sad. It’s also the height of arrogance to assume a gay teammate would be interested in someone so narrow-minded and backwards.
Jason Collins played 13 NBA seasons, was about as respected a teammate as you could find in the league, and he came out publicly as a gay man near the end of that run. He tweeted this.
Former NBA player John Amaechi, who came out after his playing days, was far more direct.
Good on Collins and Amaechi, these kinds of comments need to be met head on, they are simply unacceptable.
The signings will come quickly over the next few days.
Andrew Bogut will ink a deal with the Cavaliers.
Brandon Jennings will sign on to be the Wizards’ reserve point guard.
Jose Calderon will sign on with the Warriors, as the two sides previously agreed to, but then will almost instantly be waived so Golden State can sign Matt Barnes to fill in while Kevin Durant is out.
Those guys are among a number of players who officially cleared waivers Wednesday, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.
All of this requires other moves. Such as the Wizards clearing out a roster spot to sign Jennings.
The Wizards will need to clear out a roster spot as well, and reports are it will not be Trey Burke as had been speculated.
As for what happens to Calderon, keep an eye on Atlanta.